Huawei Stories June 16

It’s been over two years since Huawei was cut off from the Google Play Store and other crucial Android apps. Now, after splitting from Huawei, the Honor brand is launching its first device with Google apps in the flagship Honor 50 series.

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Huawei Stories June 2

Two years into its ban from the US Government and, in turn, access to the Play Store on its Android-powered devices, Huawei is unveiling HarmonyOS. The platform is an alternative to Android that powers TVs, smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches.

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Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro launch w/ HarmonyOS pre-installed

Huawei has officially unveiled the firm’s first HarmonyOS-powered smartwatches in the form of the Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro.

Despite some serious issues with smartphones, Huawei is dropping yet more wearables with the Watch 3 — which as it turns out, is really quite impressive.

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Huawei Stories May 25

With the US ban on Huawei now entering its third year, the company is still cut off from the most important parts of Android. Today, Huawei confirmed its plan to officially unveil HarmonyOS to the world next week.

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Huawei Stories February 22

The foldable space continues to heat up as early issues are worked out. Today, Huawei launched its latest foldable, the Huawei Mate X2, which throws out the previous design and adopts what we love about the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Oh, and it costs $3,000.

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Huawei Stories January 28

Samsung may still be the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, but according to a new report, Apple dominated the Korean firm in Q4 2020 smartphone sales.

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Huawei Stories January 25

Huawei reportedly trying to sell off its premium smartphone brands

It’s no secret that Huawei has been in a tough spot since being added to the US Entity list and essentially cut off from Google on its Android phones. With no solution in sight, Huawei is reportedly in talks to sell off its premium Mate and P series smartphone brands.

Huawei Stories January 15

The US government has blacklisted prominent Android manufacturer Xiaomi, along with other Chinese firms for alleged military links.

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Huawei Stories November 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a heavy decline in the smartphone market this year, but Q3 2020 has seen shipments start to recover according to a new report from Gartner.

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Huawei Stories November 17, 2020

[Update: Confirmed] Report: Huawei to sell Honor to government-backed group for $15 billion

According to a new report, Huawei is set to offload their affordable-focused smartphone sub-brand Honor to a government-backed consortium for a whopping $15 billion.

Huawei Stories November 16, 2020

Qualcomm has now been granted a temporary license to sell 4G-enabled chips to Huawei, which may help alleviate some pressure exerted by the US on the Chinese firm in lieu of other trade sanctions.

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Huawei Stories November 5, 2020

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro has been released into a very different landscape to that of its predecessor, the Mate 30 Pro. Restrictions have tightened, but that hasn’t dulled the Chinese firm’s enthusiasm for flagship smartphone releases.

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Huawei Stories October 26, 2020

Googlefier makes sideloading Google apps on Huawei devices relatively simple

For some, living a Google-free life is an enticing one. For others, it’s almost impossible. Huawei devices released after the trade bans kicked in are now sold sans Google apps, but thanks to an app called Googlefier, it’s even easier to install those missing services.

Huawei Stories October 22, 2020

Huawei’s latest and greatest smartphone the Mate 40 Pro has now officially launched as a direct follow-up to last year’s Mate 30 series.

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Huawei Stories September 10, 2020

In lieu of an IFA launch event, Huawei has held a slightly delayed annual Developers Conference and used that as the vehicle to launch some new products including the FreeBuds Pro, Watch GT 2 Pro, and some other notable hardware.

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Huawei Watch GT2 Pro goes official w/ 14-day battery, wireless charging, €329 price

Huawei is taking on the fitness tracker and wearable market yet again an updated and upgraded Watch GT2 Pro, which promises to take all the best bits of its predecessors and improve yet again.

Huawei Stories September 9, 2020

Yet more roadblocks have been formed in Huawei’s attempt to remain within the smartphone space as new reports suggest that Samsung is to stop selling smartphone chips to the beleaguered Chinese tech firm.

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Huawei Stories September 4, 2020

Leaked renders of the upcoming Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro have now leaked, giving us a glimpse at the upcoming smartwatch that refines an already successful formula.

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Huawei Stories August 15, 2020

It’s been well over a year since a US ban forced Google to cut off Huawei, but an ongoing and renewed license has allowed the two companies to work together and continue supporting phones already in the hands of consumers with Android updates. Now, though, that license is in jeopardy.

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Huawei Stories August 10, 2020

Huawei is running out of smartphone chips as it prepares ‘last-generation’ Kirin

Troubles just won’t stop for Huawei. After a recent action from the US government triggered chipmakers to cut off relations with the company, Huawei is now saying that it is running out of chips for smartphones and may not be able to make another series of Kirin chipsets as a result.

According to a new report, Qualcomm is pushing the Trump administration to allow sales of the Snapdragon chips to Huawei.

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Huawei Stories August 4, 2020

The first renders of the upcoming Huawei Mate 40 have now leaked and showcase an absolutely massive rear camera setup, plus some notable changes over last year’s Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro.

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Huawei Stories July 14, 2020

A series of new reports suggest that the UK government is set to phase out Huawei from its 5G network infrastructure over security concerns.

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Huawei Stories July 10, 2020

While US-trade restrictions hamper Huawei’s smartphone aspirations in Western markets, the ace up the sleeve is undoubtedly it’s growing wearable selection — of which the Watch GT 2e is another fantastic addition.

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Huawei Stories June 15, 2020

US companies can now work on 5G w/ Huawei as restrictions start to ease

The past year has been far from kind to Huawei as the company struggled with a ban that essentially cut it off from US companies. Today, though, the US government has confirmed that it is easing the restrictions on Huawei a bit and allowing the company to work with US firms on 5G standards.

Huawei Stories May 28, 2020

Without YouTube, Huawei partners with Dailymotion for video content

Huawei has now confirmed a strategic partnership with the world’s second-biggest video sharing site Dailymotion.

Huawei Stories May 27, 2020

EMUI 10.1 stable rolling out globally for Huawei P30 and P30 Pro

The P30 and P30 Pro are the last flagships (or latest) from Huawei to come with official Google support and they are now receiving the stable EMUI 10.1 update globally.

Huawei Stories May 13, 2020

Huawei’s smartphone has been in an incredibly tough spot for the past year as a US ban stripped the company’s ability to use Google apps in Western markets. Well, that story isn’t changing anytime soon as the US has just extended the ban on Huawei through this time in 2021.

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Huawei Stories May 12, 2020

The Huawei P30 Pro New Edition is a device refresh w/ Google apps

Huawei is re-releasing the firm’s last Google-supported flagship with a fresh lick of paint but the same internals in the form of the P30 Pro New Edition.

Huawei Stories May 6, 2020

The Huawei FreeBuds 3i cost just £90 and come w/ active noise cancellation

Huawei has today unveiled its latest audio accessory in the form of the FreeBuds 3i, a pair of truly wireless earbuds that come with active noise cancellation.

Huawei Stories April 27, 2020

Huawei phones without Google apps won’t support coronavirus contact tracing API

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, tech is playing a role in how we can prevent the spread. However, if you own a recently-released Huawei smartphone that lacks Google apps, you also won’t get access to the powerful coronavirus contact tracing API that Google and Apple have been working on.

Huawei’s AppGallery gets ‘HERE WeGo’ to replace missing Google Maps

Huawei’s past couple of major releases have lacked a huge selling point — Google apps. That’s a result of the ongoing situation with the US and, now, Huawei is building out its AppGallery store to fill the gap with one of its latest big additions potentially able to fill the place of Google Maps.

Huawei Stories April 22, 2020

Smartphone cameras are getting ridiculously good which means, generally, that OEMs don’t have to lie or exaggerate how good their cameras are. Huawei, though, has been caught red-handed again using an expensive DSLR camera to exaggerate the quality of its smartphone, this time with the Huawei P40 Pro.

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Huawei Stories April 10, 2020

Huawei Watch GT2 update brings SpO2 blood oxygen measurement feature

The latest update for the fanatic Huawei Watch GT2 is now bringing the SpO2 blood oxygen measuring feature to the LiteOS-powered smartwatch.

Huawei Stories March 31, 2020

Due to the US government adding Huawei to the Entity List, the Chinese smartphone maker has been unable to use Google apps on its smartphones. As a result, Huawei has been building out its “AppGallery” store for devices like the P40 Pro, but Huawei still wants Google apps in that store.

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Huawei Stories March 26, 2020

Huawei Watch GT 2e delivers a sportier design, new health features for €199

Huawei has made itself a pretty big force in the wearables thanks to its Watch GT models, and now alongside the P40 series launch, there’s a new version. The Huawei Watch GT 2e delivers a more sporty design, some new health features, and more.

Huawei just launched its P40 series of smartphones and, as expected, it ships without any Google services. That includes the loss of Google Assistant, so Huawei created its own voice assistant by the name of “Celia,” with the unintended consequence of also waking nearby iPhones.

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Huawei has finally unveiled the follow-up to the P30 Pro, with the P40 Pro focusing again on the camera setup but will rely heavily on the firm’s homegrown AppGallery.

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Huawei has officially launched the flagship P40 Pro and P40 Pro+, with the devices offering stacked spec sheets and some interesting new camera hardware improvements.

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Huawei Stories March 24, 2020

We’re just a couple of days from the official launch of the Huawei P40 series and details keep coming out. Today, a huge Huawei P40 leak from WinFuture shows off several images of the P40 and P40 Pro, as well as confirming pricing and, unfortunately, the continued lack of Google apps.

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Huawei Stories March 23, 2020

Huawei is set to officially unveil its P40 series of smartphones this week, but that’s not stopping details from coming out. Over the weekend, another Huawei P40 Pro leak detailed several specs and features.

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Huawei Stories March 20, 2020

One of the biggest issues facing Huawei devices at present is undoubtedly the lack of Google Play Store access. Huawei has plenty of roadblocks to overcome but is now testing “AppSearch” in an attempt to get you popular Play Store apps without needing direct access.

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Huawei Stories March 18, 2020

EMUI 10 with Android 10 now rolling out for the Huawei Mate X

Even with a distinct lack of availability, the Huawei Mate X is now receiving the stable EMUI 10 update on the folding smartphone.

Huawei is gearing up to launch the P40 series smartphones in just over seven days, and will also launch a refreshed and updated Watch GT 2e alongside the flagship smartphones.

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Huawei Stories March 12, 2020

[Update: Until May] Huawei granted 90-day license by US, pushes full ban back

Huawei has been operating for the past three months on a “general license” that gives it the ability to continue limited work with some US companies. As Huawei is still on the US Entity List and that license has just expired, the US Government has confirmed a 90-day extension that will prevent a full ban on the company.

Huawei Stories March 11, 2020

The challenges facing Google in the wearables arena won’t instantly be solved by the recent acquiring of Fitbit, but after claiming 6% of the market share in 2019, at least it now some sort of “foothold” in the wearable space.

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Huawei Stories March 10, 2020

[Update: Online launch] The Huawei P40 Pro is set to launch on March 26 in Paris

The Huawei P40 Pro will face an uphill struggle to gain momentum outside of China but is set for a March 26th launch in Paris.

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